It is good to be back with you. I have been away from the internet and even the one at Krystal’s was down!
A few questions to get us started:
How did you wake up this morning?
What was you first reaction to the day?
Are you harboring disappointment from a meeting that did not go exactly the way you thought it should have gone?
Did you come up on the short end of the stick when travel expenses and love offerings were compared?
Did another missionary report how great things are going for them and it is not going that way for you?
Phil 4:8 gives us a list of things to ponder and think on. Keeping your eyes on God and remaining positive will be a great treasure to the man and family on deputation.
A positive attitude will:
1. A positive attitude will help you to enjoy this time rather than endure it. Think about the privilege we have to preach, challenge people with missions, inform them about your field and love pastors.
2. A positive attitude will help you get support. A pastor and church have enough problems without a missionary coming in down and discouraged. A smile, faith and joy attract others who will want to be apart of your ministry.
3. A positive attitude brings joy to our heavenly Father. Our goal is not raising support but bringing glory to God. When God is glorified, the support will come in.
Forgive me for smiling right now, but God has allowed me to be in the ministry! I get to represent Him, help churches and work with some of the finest men I know. I love you guys and am praying for you. Today I will call out each of your names and family to the Lord. Why don’t you list ten things that others would say are bad and thank God for them. God is still in control!